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  • Sushma Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN SecurityCouncil during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

  • Patna: Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Nalanda University

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army

  • Substantive, solid outcomes expected of Xi visit: Sushma

    Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit later this month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday that India-China ties are "very good" and that "substantive and solid" outcomes are expected from the visit

  • US Defence Sec Hagel to meet Modi to boost defence, strategic ties

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who is here on a three-day visit, will meet the Indian leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Friday in a visit aimed at boosting defence and strategic ties

  • 44 Kerala nurses from Libya arrive in Kochi

    The first batch of 44 Kerala nurses, evacuated from Libya, arrived here on Tuesday morning, said a state government official

  • US cyber snooping unacceptable, says India

    India on Thursday raised the issue of America's cyber snooping on the country, saying it was 'unacceptable' as visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry in a conciliatory note said the US would continue to work with India wherever they saw a 'threat to shared interests'

  • 58 Kerala nurses in Libya head to Tunisian border

    The first batch of 58 of the total 252 Kerala nurses working in Libya who have registered to return home are on their way to the Tunisian border, a government official said on Friday.

  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj to chair India-US Strategic Dialogue

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has said that the US is prepared to work "hand in hand" with the Narendra Modi government, is to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit

  • John Kerry to visit India on July 30

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit India July 30-Aug 1, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday

  • No change in India's policy on Palestine: Swaraj

    Asserting that India's policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government today refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition. 

  • Rajya Sabha begins debate on Gaza

    The Rajya Sabha Monday took up the debate on conflict in the Gaza strip, an issue which disrupted the upper house last week.

  • Sushma Swaraj seeks info on Indians jailed abroad

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed all Indian missions in the countries where significant number of nationals were in jail to provide updated information for further action

  • Government blocks Rajya Sabha discussion on Israel-Palestine row

    The government Wednesday refused to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Rajya Sabha, saying "no discourteous reference should be made to a friendly nation", adding "we have friendly relations with both the countries"

  • Air India plane with Kerala nurses reaches Mumbai

    A special Air India flight with 183 people on board, including the 46 nurses freed by insurgents in Iraq, arrived on Saturday morning, spelling relief for the Indian government and families of the stranded Indians. 

  • Indian nurses freed in Iraq, to reach Kerala Saturday

    All 46 Indian women nurses abducted by ISIS insurgents in Iraq were freed Friday and will fly to Kerala Saturday morning, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced.

  • 46 Kerala nurses spend sleepless night in Iraq town

    The 46 Indian nurses stranded in Iraq's Tikrit town hardly slept through the night and till early Thursday morning had not boarded a bus brought for them by ISIS militants, said a source."

  • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Dhaka on two-day visit, Teesta, LBA to be discussed

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday evening arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, her first stand-alone foreign visit since taking over, that is part of the Narendra Modi government's outreach to India's neighbours

  • Two Indian nurses evacuated from conflict zone in Iraq

    Two Indian nurses have been evacuated from the conflict zone in violence-hit Iraq even as the 17 Indians are moved out of Baghdad